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Articles from the August 31, 2012 edition

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 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    August 31, 2012

Keeping the Faith: I know it when I see it

Some concepts are almost impossible to define. It is easy to find ourselves in the shoes of Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart who famously said of pornography: “I could never succeed in defining it, but I know it when I see it.” Such...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 31, 2012

Windermere holding drawing in exchange for donated food items

Windermere Granite Falls is once again having a drawing for the Realtor’s Annual Food Drive this year. They will be giving away a 46” flat screen TV. To enter the drawing all you need to do is donate $1 or two cans of food to their local...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 31, 2012

Washington state receives $4.6 million in record-setting drug settlement

Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced that he and 36 other Attorneys General reached a record $181 million dollar settlement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. McKenna and his colleagues...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 31, 2012

Relay for Life Lake Stevens raises thousands of dollars

Relay for Life of Lake Stevens 2012 is officially over. This year’s Relay event brought in over $144,000 to help the American Cancer Society create more birthdays for those who have been diagnosed with the many forms of this disease. Watch for...

 
 By Jan White    News    August 31, 2012

Quadriplegic finds meaning in life despite handicap

Forty-five years ago, a teenager named Joni Eareckson dove into the shallow water of Chesapeake Bay. In seconds, her life changed from athletic to quadriplegic. She was paralyzed from her shoulders down, due to a broken neck. There’s no way...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 31, 2012

Oktoberfest returns to Lake Stevens for second year

The Lake Stevens Chamber is excited to bring Oktoberfest back to Lake Stevens this fall! This festival will take place in downtown Lake Stevens, Friday through Sunday, September 28, 29 and 30. Chamber...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 31, 2012

LSHS student helping Taylor Bridge fire victims

Meghan Brinkerhoff is a junior at Lake Stevens High School who has turned her compassion into hope for those suffering in the Taylor Bridge Fire. “After reading about so many families losing their homes, animals scared and displaced, and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 31, 2012

Li’l Hungry Hearts looking for donations for new school year

Li’l Hungry Hearts is a nonprofit project under the Lake Stevens Family Center and it was designed to help feed hungry school-aged children who are currently on the National School Lunch Program by providing them with supplemental food for the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 31, 2012

Help LSEF by shopping at Jay’s Market

If you are looking for an easy and efficient way to help others in our community, stop by Jay’s Market in downtown Lake Stevens on Friday, September 7 and do some grocery shopping. Jay’s Market will be giving five percent of their total...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    August 31, 2012

Donations needed for new Family Outreach Center in Granite Falls

The new Family Outreach Center in Granite Falls will be holding its Grand Opening on Saturday, Sept. 15 from noon to 2 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to noon, members of the Church of Jesus...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    August 31, 2012

Be aware of concussions this fall sports season

The air is already starting to feel a little crisper and the sun is setting even earlier these days and with the change of weather also comes fall sports. While football and soccer seem to be...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 31, 2012

9/11 Memorial this weekend

This year’s September 11 Memorial Service has been moved to Saturday, September 8 and will be led by American Legion Post 181. The service will be located in front of the downtown Fire Station 81 and begin at 10 a.m. Fire Marshal Robert...

 
 Lights & Sirens    August 31, 2012

Lights and Sirens for September 5, 2012

The police department responded to 535 incidents in the week of August 19, 2012 through August 25, 2012. They following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Boat Collision, 08/19/12, Lake Stevens Officers responded to a boat...

 
 Opinions    August 31, 2012

YOUR | LETTERS for September 5, 2012

Residents need to learn to maneuver roundabouts Dear Editor, What is the problem with so many of the residents here, that cannot maneuver through the roundabouts that have been installed throughout the Lake Stevens areas? There have been accidents,...

 
 By David Silvey    Opinions    August 31, 2012

Safely share the road with school buses

According to the American School Bus Council, school buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding crashes and preventing injury. Today, as compared to years ago, school buses are built with safety in mind. In fact, a study by...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    August 31, 2012

Everyone is created equal, why is this so hard for some to understand?

I continue to be shocked at anyone, especially public figures who make statements that could be considered prejudice or racist. Racist may not always be the correct word because sometimes these...

 
 By Shari L. Ireton, Director Of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff's Off    News    August 31, 2012

Missing Person Alert: Christopher Hoof

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking assistance in locating Christopher Hoof who has been missing since around August 15, 2012. The 49 year-old’s family is worried...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    August 31, 2012

Drivers not expected to take a break Labor Day weekend

SEATTLE – Most statewide construction projects are taking a break this Labor Day weekend, but drivers heading into Seattle might be working overtime behind the wheel to get to their destinations due to several events that will create heavy...

 
 By Staff    News    August 31, 2012

Dive Unit Finds Two Vehicles Submerged in Lost Lake

At 6:30 AM this morning, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies and dive unit and Fire District 7 responded to a report that a witness had seen a vehicle go into Lost Lake and two people running away from the lake after the vehicle went...

 
 By Staff    News    August 31, 2012

County needs new members for housing committee

Snohomish County is seeking residents to serve on its Housing and Community Development Technical Advisory Committee, which helps determine how federal, state and local funding should be used to increase housing opportunities for those in need....

 
 By Washington News Service    News    August 31, 2012

"Paid Sick & Safe Time" Starts in Seattle

SEATTLE - Businesses in Seattle have adjusted their policies and budgets in response to a new city ordinance that requires them to offer paid sick leave for illness, family caregiving or domestic-violence situations. The ordinance, which goes into...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    August 31, 2012

Mareina named to dean’s list

Thomas G. Mareina of Granite Falls was named to the Columbia College – Whidbey Island campus dean's list for the June to July 2012 award period. To be named to the dean's list a student must have completed 12 semester hours in a 16-week period...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    August 31, 2012

Woman rescued just outside of G.F.

On Saturday, August 18, at approximately 7:45 a.m. Search and Rescue response teams received a “spot beacon’’ alert from an area off the Mountain Loop Highway east of Granite Falls. The alert was confirmed and responders learned...

 

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